Award winning Muswellbrook Race Club is one of the oldest continuous race clubs in NSW, having been established in 1862. With 18 race meetings scheduled annually, Muswellbrook Race Club has an excellent reputation with the support of many leading country and provincial trainers, who engage a number of high profile and accomplished jockeys.
Muswellbrook Race Club is located approximately 3 hours drive north of Sydney on the New England Highway in the Upper Hunter amongst the largest group of world class Thoroughbred Horse Studs in Australia including Coolmore, Darley, Arrowfield and Vinery. Wineries and Mining are also significant in the resource rich shire of Muswellbrook.
The racecourse, located 2.5 kms west of the town centre just off Denman Road was named Skellatar Park in honour of local champion thoroughbred Skellatar who was owned and raced by Hunter Bowman in the late 1930's. With 5 tracks being utilised; course proper, B-grass, sand, cinders and dirt, it makes Muswellbrook Race Club one of the largest Regional Training Centres in Country NSW.
Beautifully manicured gardens and lovely shaded lawn areas are a feature of Muswellbrook's facilites. The RN Webber Racing Centre which houses the Silks Restaurant is very popular for Weddings, Birthdays and corporate functions as well as being used for members and sponsors on race days.